Mission Brief: September 2018
September 26, 2018
Categories: In Action
Every day, Global Rescue personnel are involved in medical, security, and travel operations all over the globe. Here is a snapshot of some of our recent activity.
INDIA – Provided medical advisory services to a member who sustained multiple injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident in India.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – Provided referral to a dental facility for a member suffering from a toothache in Kinshasa.
TANZANIA – Provided medical evacuation to a member suffering from high altitude cerebral edema on Mount Kilimanjaro.
PERU – Provided medical advice and a clinic referral to the parent of a child suffering from traveler's diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
ICELAND – Provided medical advisory services to a member experiencing severe sciatic nerve pain.
FRENCH POLYNESIA – Provided medical advisory services to a member who experienced facial numbness after scuba diving, and a referral for additional evaluation.
MEXICO – Provided medical advisory services and a hospital referral to a member who suffered facial injuries and neck burns due to a fireworks explosion.
RUSSIA -- Provided medical advisory services and a hospital referral to a member who suffered from lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
CANADA – Facilitated the transportation and medical care of a member experiencing hematuria and abdominal bruising after a fall from a horse in the Yukon.
KITTS AND NEVIS – Provided medical advisory services to a member who was stung by a jellyfish.
THAILAND – Provided medical advisory services and a hospital referral for evaluation in Bangkok to a member who was experiencing chest pain.
UNITED STATES – Provided medical evacuation from Anchorage and repatriation by air ambulance to home hospital in Boston for a member who sustained head and neck injuries after a fall
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC -- Provided medical advisory services to a member suffering from cough, cold and sore throat symptoms.
CANADA -- Provided medical advisory services and a hospital referral to a member who suffered a fainting episode.
THAILAND -- Provided medical advisory, hospital referrals and logistics at multiple locations to an employee of a client organization following an allergic reaction during their travels.
JAPAN – Advised members who were impacted by the Osaka airport closure in the wake of Typhoon Jebi.
SOUTH AMERICA – Provided assessments of the medical and security risks to clients and members in multiple locations.
CHINA – Advised a member regarding safety precautions relating to a fire in a building. Operations personnel confirmed that the member had safely evacuated and that the fire had been extinguished.
UNITED STATES – Advised numerous members regarding safety precautions relating to wildfires.
CANADA – Assisted an employee of a client organization who lost his passport in Toronto and facilitated the procurement of necessary travel and legal documents to ensure his safe return to the U.S.
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